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TITLE MEDEA

SERIES Poetry film

DURATION 5 min

YEAR 2020

POEM & VOICE by Chantal Maillard

CAMERA, EDITION and VISUAL READING by Lisi Prada

SHOT / IMAGES [places and dates in order of appearance]
Column from first phase of the Temple of Artemis, 300 BC. Archaeological site of Sardis, Anatolia [Turkey], 2012
Votive exedra. Relief of the stern of a triemiolia or trireme carved during the early 2th century BC, ancient stairway up to the Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes [Greece], 2017
Wild turtle in Peribacalar Vadissi, Fairy chimneys valley, Capadocia [Turkey], 2013
Bunch of birds. Madrid [Spain], 2018
Ceiling in the hall of the Athens Monastiraki subway station [Greece], 2011
Snake molt found under steps of the Pergamon Temple, Bergama [Turkey], 2012
Snake Goddesses from Knosos Temple, 1650 - 1550 BC. Crete [Greece], 2016
Mycenaean style old houses in Nauplio [Greece], 2011
Eye ornament for the prow of trireme. Museo Arqueológico de El Pireo. 4th century BC. Athens [Greece],2018
Turtle shell shaped tiles. Bergama [Turkey], 2013
Floor St Mark's Basilica, Venice [Italy], 2012
Spiral staircase in Sainte Chapelle Paris [France] 2014
Clay tablet in Mycenaean Greek. Archaeological Museum of Mycenae [Greece], 2011
Inside the tholos Tomb of Agamemnon [The Treasury of Atreus]. Archaeological Site of Mycenae [Greece], 2011
Reflections on water in Istanbul [Turkey], 2012
Griffin with the bust of a helmeted Mycenaean warrior, 13th Century BC, Mycenae, Peloponnese [Greece], 2011
Reflection on water of the one remaining column of Artemission Temple at Ancient Ephesus [Turkey], 2012
Double Helix Staircase in Chambord, probably designed by Leonardo da Vinci [France] 2014
Steps on Collado de Contreras, Zona Moraña [Ávila, Spain], 2011
Bare feet walking on grass. Villalibre de la Jurisdicción [León, Spain], 2011
Remains of seashells. Archaeological Site of Olympia [Greece], 2011
Chameleon among the stones that Heraclito stepped on. Ephesus [Turkey], 2012
Ephesian Artemis [polymastias] in Ephesus Museum [Efes Müzesi] at Selcuk [Turkey], 2012
The Phaistos Disc, Early 17th Century BC. Heraklion Museum, Crete [Greece], 2016
Steps on labyrinth floor in Positano [Italy], 2019
The Bull leaper from Knossos-palace. 1600 - 1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Crete Island [Greece], 2016
Votive Double Axes of Gold Silver and Bronce Sheet, Arkalochori Cave, 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete Island [Greece], 2016
Archaeological excavation at the exit subway in Athens Acropolis station [Greece], 2011
FROM MY EMOTIONAL STORAGE


SOUNDTRACK Poem in the voice of its author. Courtesy by Chantal Maillard

SYNOPSIS To pity Medea is to pity our species. It's easy to commiserate a victim because we side with the good and we feel good. And the executioner? Piety is moral, but compassion is ethical, and ethics does not differentiate between kingdoms and species. ‘Pay attention and listen. […] below my me / and also below / what is below’.

DESCRIPTION Poetry film with fragments from the poem book MEDEA, by Chantal Maillard. Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, 2020. Poetic version of 'Las conversaciones con Medea', third part of 'La compasión difícil'. Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona, 2019. THIRD BOOK [ fragments 38 to 41 ]

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PROYECCIONES / SCREENINGS

— ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. Official Selection. Filmtheater am Friedrichshain, Berlín, 19-22 NOV 2020. Change to online, on demand



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